In December I was incredibly optimistic about winter — there was barely any snow and I was feeling like spring was right around the corner. And it seemed like the weather was beautiful everywhere as fresh fruits and vegetables were abundant!
Then, BAM! The winter weather hit! It has been crazy with all of the snow and storms that have been beating down our area. And, again, it seems like that weather has changed everywhere as the bottom dropped out on the price of fruits and vegetables too!
With produce prices hitting a high mark, it doesn’t mean I can stop making sure that fruits and vegetables are incorporated into daily meals without breaking the bank!
One way to ensure that we are getting fruit in our diet without spending the entire grocery budget is to pick up California Cling Peaches!
Last summer I made myself and the girls Peach Smoothies so I thought we might like this variation! It’s a little more exotic but I know the girls like Greek yogurt and I thought that coconut water would give it a great tropical taste!
1 can 14 oz / 398 mL California cling peach slices
½ cup coconut water or plain or vanilla almond milk
½ cup Greek vanilla, honey or peach yogurt, preferably 0%
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Honey or agave syrup (optional)
Drain peaches reserving 2 tbsp juice. Place peaches, reserved peach juice, coconut water or almond milk, yogurt, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg in a blender. Blend until smooth. If you wish sweeten with honey or agave syrup.
Makes about 2 cups for 2 smoothies (or 4 – 1/2 cup servings).
Prep: 5 min Total time: 5 min
And the verdict? It was a hit! I actually cut back on the ginger to 1/8 tsp, used coconut water and Vanilla Greek 0% Yogurt. I also added a little honey to bring out the natural sweetness.
I would definitely makes these again. They are quick to prepare, full of healthy ingredients and the girls think they are a huge treat!
This recipe and image was courtesy of California Cling Peach Board. If you liked to try some other California Cling Peach recipes, check out their website. (I think I’m going to make the Peach Crumble Cake next!)